We had sleet yesterday but it was not cold. Robins are picking foods on the ground in our yard. Spring is here!! Bob and I are busy getting ready for our trip to the Midwest where he will have some gigs. There will be couple of live streams so I will share with you soon!
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net please contact me!
ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT LEVITY IN BILLINGS
Every Wednesday Night, Levity features Live Jazz starting at 7:00 p.m. It’s a Jam Session with Local Jazz Musicians. There are always familiar faces, but it’s open to anyone that can play. All you need is raw talent and your instrument!
Levity Bar and Bistro
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT 59102
Wednesday, April 7th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT ON BROADWAY IN HELENA
If you are around Helena on this Thursday, please come down to On Broadway, a popular Italian restaurant! Singer/trombonist MJ Williams and pianist Ken Nelson will be making beautiful sounds from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.! This will be MJ’s first time to perform in public in long time and she is very happy to be able to perform again! Ken and MJ sound fantastic together so please join the duo at On Broadway on this Thursday! They serve delicious homemade Italian cuisine and their servers are great too!
106 E Broadway St, Helena, MT 59601
Thursday, April 8th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
On this Friday, April 9th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Matt Ridgeway will be playing solo piano from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! He will make some Jazz, Brazilian, and Cuban piano music in the Murray Hotel’s cozy lobby. If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live piano, please join him and enjoy the beautiful sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Friday, April 9th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ON FRIDAY NIGHT – STREAMING CONCERT SERIES BY ALEX NAUMAN
Billings guitarist Alex Nauman’s live stream concert series “The Hang!” episode 7 with Rob Kohler! Here is from Alex :
“Wow, we made it to Episode 7!!! Livestream duo concert series “The Hang!” continues this Friday with the incredible Rob Kohler on bass! Rob is truly one of the coolest cats around. A beautiful person, great storyteller, educator, and a deep deep musician with more chops than an Iron Chef. Can’t wait to make some music with him! Please tune in and support the series, we can’t do it without you! As always we will be taking comments and questions through the live chat, so drop us a line during the show! Huge thanks to everyone who has been following and supporting the show.”
Alex Nauman’s YouTube Channel
Friday, April 9th 8:00 p.m. – w/ Rob Kohler
Please donate/tip to the musicians!
*Suggested donation $10. Donation info will be available on the live stream.
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
Our friend and big Bozeman Jazz supporter Greg sent me his recommendation, drummer Richard Baratta‘s album “Music in Film: The Reel Deal” especially “Alfie” which Greg learned during piano lessons in junior high and kept playing. Here is “Alfie” by piano: Bill O’Connell, bass: Michael Goetz, drums: Richard Baratta, and alto Saxophone: Vincent Herring. Also he mentioned one of my favorite songs “I’ll Be Seeing You”. Here is “I’ll Be Seeing You” by Billie Holiday. Thank you for participating in BigSkyJazz always, Greg!
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